It used to be that your only options for achieving your dream body were getting plastic surgery or giving it your all in the gym, sometimes to no avail. But nonsurgical body contouring has come a long way in just the last few years. Now, it may only take minutes—and not a single stitch—for you to finally get the look you’ve always wanted.
When it comes to nonsurgical body contouring at my Houston practice, my clients often have questions about how these devices work, whether they’re safe, and more. That’s why in this blog post, I’m answering 10 of the most common questions I hear about nonsurgical body contouring and all it has to offer.
Q: What Is the Best Nonsurgical Body Contouring Treatment?
A: There isn’t really a definitive “best” treatment—it’s more about which treatment is the best for you. A few of my favorite options for creating phenomenal results include:
- BodyTite: Tightens skin and melt fat with RF (radiofrequency) energy.
- Evolve by InMode: Tones muscles, tightens skin, and trims down excess fat.
- Morpheus8: Melts fat and tightens skin with RF microneedling.
These options work great for both men and women in many different age ranges and body types.
Q: Does Body Contouring Work for Weight Loss?
A: Body contouring treatments are considered cosmetic enhancements rather than weight loss procedures. Think of these options as a way to complement the hard work you’ve already put in on your body.
Q: Do I Have to Be at My Goal Weight Before a Body Contouring Treatment?
A: While you don’t have to be at your goal weight, some treatments do work best for people within a certain BMI range. Evolve, for example, is ideal for people with a BMI between 30 and 32. If you’re not sure you’re in the right place on your journey for a treatment, I recommend coming in for a consultation so we can talk in-depth about all your options.
Q: What Are Recovery Times Like for Body Contouring Treatments?
A: One of the many benefits of nonsurgical body contouring treatments is that they require less recovery time than surgery. There are many treatments you can have done over your lunch break and return to work right away, while others require just a couple of days of recuperation.
Q: Is Nonsurgical Body Contouring Safe?
A: All of the devices I use for nonsurgical body contouring are either FDA-approved or FDA-cleared for safe use. They are low-risk, minimally invasive treatments that have track records of safety and success.
Q: Can You Get the Same Results Nonsurgically That You Would Get With Surgery?
A: Nonsurgical treatments are effective for the right candidates. However, if you’re looking for dramatic fat removal or skin tightening, you may want to consider surgery instead. For people who have experienced multiple pregnancies or dramatic weight loss, skin-tightening surgeries such as a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck—which you can learn about in this blog post—are still the gold standard. For those who want to achieve significant fat removal across multiple areas of the body, liposuction is an excellent option.
Q: Do Body Contouring Treatments Hurt?
A: My team and I proactively treat any discomfort with local anesthesia or topical anesthesia as needed to keep you comfortable. Many treatments are easy to tolerate even without any numbing or sedation.
Q: How Long Does It Take to See Body Contouring Results?
A: Your results timeline depends on your specific treatment and the goals you’re looking to achieve. In general, you’ll likely notice a subtle difference right away, and your results will continue to improve over the next few months as your body flushes out fat cells and produces new collagen.
Q: How Much Do Nonsurgical Body Contouring Treatments Cost?
A: Because each person’s treatment plan is different, it’s difficult to estimate a cost without meeting with you for a consultation first. At your consultation, we’ll discuss the number of sessions you may need and give you a personalized price estimate so you know what to expect when it comes to your costs.
Q: Where Can I See Real Body Contouring Before-and-After Photos?
A: You can see real examples of transformations in my gallery:
You’ll also find photos of surgical results if you’d like to look into those options as well.